Average Bench: 232% (27th of 955)

Based on 4,615 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

The 970 Evo is Samsung’s third generation NVMe PCIe SSD for high-end consumers and professionals alike. It employs the latest Samsung Phoenix controller and their latest version of TLC 3D NAND (now 64-layers) which is cheaper but with slightly lower endurance and weaker write consistency than the MLC NAND found in the 970 Pro. The 970 Evo comes in a M.2 form factor and four sizes: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The $120 250GB 970 Evo has an advertised sequential read speed of up to 3400 MB/s (200MB/s faster than the 250GB 960 Evo) and a sequential write speed of 1500 MB/s which drops to 300 MB/s once the 13Gb of SLC cache has been exhausted (this is similar to the sustained write performance on the 960 Evo). Further benchmarks are required before we can attest to its overall performance in the real world. The anticipated modest performance improvement between generations is expected to maintain Samsung’s front running as the premium SSD brand. Samsung now offers a warranty of 5 years across the suite of 970 SSDs and specifically a generous write endurance of 150 TBW on the 250 GB 970 Evo, thereby challenging the need for the 970 Pro MLC variant. [May '18 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 132.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 897MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,115MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 108%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 436MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
904 Read 2,115 2,510
766 Write 1,375 1475
639 Mixed 1,072 1,299
341 SusWrite 436 482
277% 1,249 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.2 4K Read 57.1 64.9
88.5 4K Write 143 193
55.5 4K Mixed 75.7 88
259% 92 MB/s
Min Avg Max
480 DQ Read 892 981
332 DQ Write 948 1,487
347 DQ Mixed 897 1,014
681% 912 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 537 335 336 335 331 334 MB/s
Read 2271
Write 1,476
Mixed 978
SusWrite 368
281% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 85.5
306% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 971
DQ Write 1,504
DQ Mixed 999
824% 1,158 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1349 314 314 314 313 315 MB/s
Read 2,373
Write 1,473
Mixed 1,318
SusWrite 486
313% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 77.7
272% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 964
DQ Write 1428
DQ Mixed 993
808% 1,128 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 310 318 305 304 315 MB/s
Read 2,307
Write 1,455
Mixed 1,186
SusWrite 330
292% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 84.1
292% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 947
DQ Write 1,112
DQ Mixed 1,010
766% 1,023 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1341 308 308 308 311 311 MB/s
Read 2,370
Write 1,455
Mixed 1,303
SusWrite 481
310% 1,402 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 61.1
202% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 891
DQ Mixed 926
695% 928 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 325 333 330 329 330 MB/s
Read 2,261
Write 1,473
Mixed 1239
SusWrite 363
295% 1,334 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 76.6
245% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 922
674% 881 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 548 330 334 335 334 333 MB/s
Read 2,176
Write 1,467
Mixed 1,175
SusWrite 369
287% 1,297 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 66.5
247% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 964
719% 952 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1350 297 300 303 309 309 MB/s
Read 1,874
Write 1,463
Mixed 971
SusWrite 478
266% 1,197 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 58.6
220% 86.2 MB/s
DQ Read 954
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 916
685% 911 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1310 314 314 312 314 311 MB/s
Read 1,834
Write 1,288
Mixed 932
SusWrite 479
252% 1,133 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 67.7
224% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 752
DQ Write 616
DQ Mixed 692
516% 686 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 9,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 131%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,566

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Makes my Macbook pro 13" ( early-2015) run like a speeding bullet train. Did the upgrade myself.


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